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Guyana Elections 2015- PIT BULL POLITICS – By Mr Ralph Ramkarran

PIT BULL POLITICS

Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on April 25, 2015 by

The OAS Observer Mission, the British High Commissioner, the United States Representative and the Private Sector Commission have all publicly raised concerns about the dangers of inflammatory language being used in the election campaign in Guyana. The US representative went further and pointed out that the consequences that such language could endanger post-election peace and stability.

The pit bull politics of aggression and personal villification were launched this elections season, as it was at the last elections, with Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo. The elections of 2011 were characterized by the excessive use of hostile and accusatory language, focused mainly on the PNCR’s past and abuse of political opponents.   Continue reading

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’ + APNU+AFC jingles

Joey Jagan endorses APNU+AFC; says Jagdeo is the ‘coolie bully of politics’; welcomes ex-military in politics

Monday, 04 May 2015 – Written by  Demerara Waves – by Zena Henry

Joey Jagan

Dr. Cheddi “Joey” Jagan

With seven days left to General polls son of former President Dr. Cheddi Jagan has come out in full support of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance for Change (APNU +AFC) Coalition, and has urged all Guyanese to vote for the opposition party.

Addressing media operatives at his dental office located at Charlotte Street, Jagan endorsed the Coalition saying that it is the best choice for Guyana.

Jagan alluded to what he considered the poor management of the country by the current administration and concluded that, “it is time for change.”   Continue reading

Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – Dr David Hinds

Guyana: The May 11 election in Guyana is about an electoral revolt – By Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

Ms Ryhaan Shah has ignited a debate over the role of the “past” in Guyana’s public political discourse. She has accused the APNU-AFC Coalition of urging Guyanese to forget the past – something she thinks is disadvantageous to the youth. Ms Shah hints that the coalition leaders, in their quest to win the imminent elections, are deliberately trying to hide the past. One is tempted, at first glance, to agree totally with Ms Shah. In fact I sympathize with the underlying principle of her intervention.

But the more she writes on the issue, it becomes clear that she is not primarily interested in rallying young people to study Guyana’s history in its totality as a means of both understanding our present and informing choices, aspirations and dreams for a more cohesive and perfect nation. Rather, she seems more interested in remembering that part of our history, which she accuses the coalition of wanting to forget.
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Top Tracks for the late Ben E. King – (Sept 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015)

PLAYLIST- Top Tracks for Ben E. King  – 15 records (see below)

Ben E King

Ben E King

Benjamin Earl King[1] (September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015), known as Ben E. King, was an American soul and R&B singer. He was perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of “Stand by Me“—a US Top 10 hit, both in 1961 and later in 1986 (when it was used as the theme to the film of the same name), a number one hit in the UK in 1987, and no. 25 on the RIAA‘s list of Songs of the Century—and as one of the principal lead singers of the R&B vocal group the Drifters.[2]    Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal elections

PPP accuses APNU+AFC of planning to steal electionsFacing its toughest electoral battle in 23 years, Guyana’s People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday night accused the opposition of plotting to create confusion and steal next week’s general and regional elections.

Addressing thousands of persons at a rally at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice, President Donald Ramotar urged vigilance against the stuffing of ballot boxes near the end of polling day and collusion between the opposition and Presiding Officers to prevent ballots from being stamped. “Some of the Presiding Officers do no stamp the ballots and when they come to count the votes, they reject them as spoilt ballots,” he said. He stressed that the ballots must be stamped in two places and voters must ensure that the Presiding Officers do so.  Continue reading

Coalition urges calm on final leg to E-Day; plans ‘Day of National Embrace’ if victorious

Coalition urges calm on final leg to E-Day; plans ‘Day of National Embrace’ if victorious

APNU+AFC rally in New Amsterdam.

APNU+AFC rally in New Amsterdam.

Saturday, 02 May 2015 23:39 – Written by  Demerara Waves

As the general elections campaign winds down to E-Day- May 11- the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Saturday night appealed for calm among its supporters.

Prime Ministerial Candidate, Moses Nagamootoo, in an earnest appeal at a rally held in New Amsterdam, begged supporters to remain calm and respectful in the critical days leading up to the polls, reminding the gathering that the fight is for a peaceful revolution towards achieving unity.

“You are supposed to respect the symbol of other parties as we expect them to respect our symbols. We must respect their flags and posters, we are not going to touch them because they can have more flags than us, more posters than us, but they will not have more votes than us.”  Continue reading

Paul Hellyer on UFOs and clean energy economy to solve world problems + videos

Former Canadian defence minister urges governments to come clean on UFOs

ufoCARIBBEAN360  – ONTARIO, Canada, Thursday April 30, 2015 – Against the backdrop of several recently reported UFO sightings worldwide, a former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer has accused world leaders of concealing the evidence of UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) and the presence of aliens on earth.

Delivering the keynote speech during the Disclosure Canada Tour at the University of Calgary, Hellyer told a 400-strong crowd that “much of the media won’t touch it.

“So you just have to keep working away and hope that someday you get a critical mass, and they will say, in one way or another, ‘Mr. President or Mr. Prime Minister we want the truth and we want it now because it affects our lives,’” he continued.

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Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

May 1, 2015 · By Stabroek News –  EDITORIAL

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Guyana Elections 2015

If one were to try to predict the electoral outcome on May 11, simply by surveying the social media and online blogs, one might be forgiven for believing that Guyanese are ready for change and that the APNU+AFC coalition is heading for victory. The online battle is, however, but one aspect of the election and, whilst important, not necessarily a true and reliable indicator of how the majority of Guyanese will vote. In other words, reports or predictions of the demise of the PPP/C government are premature, if not greatly exaggerated.

Recent developments would, nevertheless, suggest that the PPP hierarchy perceives the threat to its almost 23-year old hegemony as very real indeed. Dr Bheri Ramsaran’s repulsive abuse of activist Sherlina Nageer, for example, bore all the hallmarks of the snarls of a cornered cur. At least, Freedom House seemed to have recognised very early that their comrade had overstepped the bounds of basic decency, even if it took President Donald Ramotar too long to act in firing him. But then, the PPP’s default position, ever since 1992, when faced with criticism, has been either to bury its collective head in the sand or to circle the wagons, if you will forgive the confusion of metaphors.  Continue reading

Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Jagdeo denies links to Roger Khan, death squad

Thursday, 30 April 2015 – Written by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

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Jagdeo at News Conference

Jagdeo at News Conference

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday denied knowing convicted Guyanese drug lord, Roger Khan or being part of any death squad.

Speaking at a news conference at the headquarters of his incumbent People’s Progressive Party, Jagdeo broke his silence on the widely held view that he had been associated with Khan who is serving an extensive jail term in the United States for cocaine trafficking. “I never met Roger Khan,” he said.

“Roger Khan was never my friend. In fact, he was friendlier from my intelligence reports with some of the names I mentioned before,” he added.

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APNU+AFC launches ”The People’s Manifesto” – its official document

Download the Manifesto: http://apnuafc.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/APNU-Manifesto.pdf

APNU+AFC launches ”The People’s Manifesto” – its official document

Crowd at Stabroek Square at APNU+AFC Manifesto Unveiling

Crowd at Stabroek Square at APNU+AFC Manifesto Unveiling

The Guyana Chronicle – May 1, 2015 – By Ravin Singh

TAKING their pact with Guyanese straight to the people at the famous Stabroek Market Square yesterday afternoon, the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition launched what has been described as their ‘war manifesto’, aimed at “fighting” six major wars allegedly plaguing Guyana. Presidential candidate of the coalition David Granger described the document as “The People’s Manifesto”, which was birthed out of the six-party coalition and aimed at fighting six major wars in the country

The issues outlined, were: The war against poverty; the war against disunity; the war against crime; the war against dictatorship; the war against cronyism; and the war against corruption. Continue reading

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